The 11th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has closed its gates after four days of music, movies and comedy, with iconic rockers Phish closing out the festivities with back-to-back sets lasting five hours.
As previously reported, Alice Cooper and ?uestlove’s ‘Superjam’ (featuring the live return of D’Angelo) rolled into the early hours of the morning while dub-step man-of-the-minute Skrillex later continued that momentum with those looking savour every moment of the festivals last day.
Despite its looming end, the Bonnaroo was determined to go out with a bang, playing host to a wide range of artists including War On Drugs, fun., The Civil Wars, a reformed Ben Folds Five, The Shins and Kenny Rogers (featuring an appearance by Lionel Ritchie).
However it was the main stage that dominated, featuring The Beach Boys (reformed with original front man Brian Wilson) and Bon Iver before Phish, who have held strong ties with the festival since its formation, performed a final, dizzying double-set that sent its 80,000-strong crowd into the night, some already counting the days until Bonnaroo 2013.
Keep your eye out for The AU Review’s full coverage of Bonnaroo 2012 in the coming days.